Roach Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

“When my dad got really sick, one of the first things that hit me was that he wouldn't be there on my wedding day. If you were at my wedding, you saw me walk down the aisle by myself. But I wasn’t. I wrapped his locket around my bouquet so that my dad could be there walking with me. Maybe it’s not the way I envisioned it as a little girl, but having a guardian angel is the next best thing.” -our beautiful and selfless bride Katie

Sometimes life doesn’t happen the way you want it to but when you have someone on your side who loves, supports and keeps you smiling-you have it all. From day one, we loved Katie & Evan. Their adorable story, their compassion and their true love. Katie is so kind and so genuinely beautiful, inside & out. The giant care for the people she surrounds herself with is so obvious. She owns Prima Dance Studio, where she teaches her passion to girls of all age. These girls came to support her on her big day and it that’s only a small glimpse into how special the day was! 

Since they couldn’t get married in Disney, where Evan proposed (a dream come true, am I right?!), they chose a place close to their hearts. A quaint & perfect family owned lake-side property. Their day was filled with huge smiles, laughter, love, dancing, singing, and a golden sunset. In addition to the locket Katie wrapped around her bouquet, there were heartfelt details scattered all around. Katie’s most important day was truly perfect in every way. It was a day we will never forget! 

Heather & Chris by Kendall Whiteley

"Sitting next to you is like taking a ship of eternity, the suns, the stars, the sky, never tasted so good."

Heather & Chris took us to their beautiful lake-side property for their engagement session. This is the land where Chris proposed, the land where they will build their home, the land they will start a family on, and the land they will start their lives together. How special is that?! 

We were so thrilled when Heather & Chris came to us to document this special time in their lives. Heather has the sweetest personality and THE best style ever! She has her very own blog that you can check out here (ps. its amazing!). Heather is from Washington and three years ago she bought a 1 way ticket to Tennessee to be with her favorite person-Chris! Chris runs a candy company called Sweet! in Gatlinburg TN, that you should also check out (so yummy!). Chris knew Heather was THE one and popped the question on December 29, a day they will never forget! Chris has incredible taste too (he must have picked up from Heather over the years :P ). I mean, is her ring not gorgeous?!

The chemistry these two share is so obvious and so contagious. You just cant help but smile when around these cuties! We absolutely can not wait to see how stunning the details of their wedding day will be and we truly can not wait to document it all. Heather & Chris will be getting married at The Quarry in Knoxville TN on September 1 and you guys already know it will be BEAUTIFUL! We are just counting down the days-dont mind us! 

A&R by Kendall Whiteley

Three words to describe our time with Amber & Ryan-easygoing, beautiful, and wemade2newadventurebuddies. We will be posting tons from this session because...just look at them...duh

These two are not just an incredibly hot couple (I mean, look at them?!), they are true partners in life. They love all of the same things-doggies, mountains, exploring, sky-diving, vacations, and living their fullest lives together! When Ryan proposed, in the stunning Colorado, Amber knew she’d be saying forever to a wonderful life full of wonderful memories. And YOU GUYS, can we talk about her ring?! That multi-stoned emerald is to die for. 

It was a no-brainer to choose a location in the mountains for Amber & Ryan’s engagement session. They are currently living in Asheville while Amber finishes up her schooling so we were even in their neck of the woods. We chose Craggy Gardens because we wanted to hike a bit, explore, and watch the sunset while popping a bottle of champagne! We been put together a few paper lanterns to send off while making a few wishes! We wished for these two to have a happy marriage, of course! The countdown to their 2019 wedding day is REAL, we can not wait to share with you guys what they have planned!! It’s going to be one you won’t forget!

Proffitt Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

"Take me to spring. Let the flowers bloom & our love grow."

8 years ago Megan met Brandon. 8  years ago they became best friends. 8 years ago they began their journey together. On May 6, after all the years of happiness, joy, love, growth, good times and bad times, they finally became Mr & Mrs Proffitt. A love like this is hard to find! Megan & Brandon are a perfect match in all sense of the term. We were honored that they chose us to document that perfectness as they celebrated their union.

These two chose Ramble Creek Vineyards in Athens TN for their marriage ceremony & celebration. On a beautiful spring day, the festivities began. The emotions were in full swing as soon as Megan put her stunning gown on. Surrounded by her mother, sisters, and besties, Megan was absolutely glowing. When it came time for Megan to see her soon-to-be-husband, she had all of the butterflies! He, of course, could not stop smiling ear to ear when he saw her. And let's not even talk about the emotional, tear-jerking, first look with her daddy! (YALL, I can not deal with how sweet their relationship is). At the end of the evening, friends and family from all over, from different walks of life, and even new friends celebrated until they could not anymore! Such a fun reception! We know Mr & Mrs Proffitt have a loving, happy, and FUN marriage ahead of them. We can not wait to see them again. 

VENDORS: Venue // Ramble Creek Vineyards | Hair // Alex York | Makeup // Katie Hill Beauty | Florist // Motts Floral Design | Dresses // Weddington Way & White Lace & Promises | DJ // Jim Ogle-Special Notes | Tuxedos // Regal Tuxedo | Paper Goods // Minted 

Lewis Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

"We love the things we love for what they are."

-Robert Frost

Mix a little bit of whimsy, a little bit of fairy-tale, lots of love and a 90 foot waterfall and you’ll get Nicole & Ryan’s wedding day. Nicole & Ryan are the coolest, one of a kind couple. They both have such kind hearts and compliment each other so perfectly. 

After years of being together, Ryan finally popped the question on an amazing trip to Japan. She, of course, said YES and the wedding planning began. Their wedding day, held in Cedartown Georgia was a woodland dream! Surrounded by Mother Nature, friends, and family they became Mr & Mrs. The insanely beautiful stone grist mill ruins, dating back to 1850, made THE perfect setting for sunset portraits at Nicole & Ryan’s ethereal wedding. High Tower Falls is truly a hidden gem! 

VENDORS-Venue // High Tower Falls | Florist // Rockmart Florist | Hair/Makeup // Vigilante Cosmetics | DJ // The TC Show | Catering // Harvest Moon Catering | Cake // Honey Moon Bakery | Dresses // Monica's Bridal | Shoes // Chase & Chloe |  Tuxedos // StudioSuits & Armoniia | Papergoods // Designs for Makers  | Rentals // Vintage Rentals + Heirloom Vintage Rentals 

Courtney Girls by Kendall Whiteley

"Let me love you a little more before you're not little anymore."

You guys already know that the Courtney family is basically our favorite family muse. They are not only the cutest family on the planet but they are great friends of ours who quickly have become family. We have been through SO many wonderful milestones with them, we are losing count! This time it was time to celebrate Lily Mae's 1/2 birthday! All of the memories we have had with her big sister, we will now be having with her! Time flies yall! 

We chose to shoot at The Hive Knoxville, aka the most adorable event venue ever! Seeing these three loving on each other is the best. Kayla is such a great mother to these kiddos and her beauty obviously is being passed to her girls. Willow is such an amazing big sister, playing peekaboo, singing songs, and squeezing on her baby sister during the whole session. It is so crazy how much the girls are alike-its like looking at a miniature Willow! Arent they both incredibly beautiful?!!? Those blue eyes, yall my heart explodes! Daddy is going to have his hands full in the future!!  

Shooting with Lily takes us back to the first time we met the Courtney family, 3 years ago for Willow's 4 month portraits! We truly love these guys and have loved watching their family grow. 

Ashlond & Justin by Kendall Whiteley

We are SO honored that Ashlond, of Whitney Evans Beauty has chosen us to be apart of this most special time in her life. We have loved Ashlond as a professional, a hair-stylist (she’s been doing K’s hair for years now!), a friend and now a bride-to-be! We are counting down the days until she becomes Mrs Webb! EEEEKKKK!!!!

A few years back, when we first started T&K Photography, we crossed paths with Whitney Evans Beauty. There was an immediate connection beyond just a professional connection. We knew we would be friends with Whitney & her team forever! The beautiful Ashlond was a part of that team when we first met Whitney. She is the most genuine, kind, and loving person you will ever meet. Working together over the years and spending HOURS in the salon discussing our lives, we got to know each other pretty well. We kept hearing about this amazing guy named Justin, Ashlond's boyfriend since 2011.  (He was even her first kiss in 8TH grade!) The way she talked about this guy, you just knew-they were going to get married.

Flash forward to this February. We finally got to meet this awesome dude, Justin. Unbeknownst to Ashlond, we helped Justin plan his proposal. The way HE talked about Ashlond, you just knew-they were meant to be! We met for lunch in Market Square and walking back to the car, he got down on one knee and asked the questions Ashond had been waiting for. She, of course, screamed YES. We were SO honored to have been apart of that special moment with these two. Months later, we got them in front of our cameras for their engagement session! We chose Melton Hill Park, full of fields, water, and tons of spring greenery. It was a perfect way to spend a spring sunset. We had a blast seeing these two interacting with each other. You can SEE the love in their eyes when they look at each other and you can FEEL the love when you are in their presence. We absolutely can not wait until their December wedding at The Mill in Mine! It is going to be perfect. 

HAIR/MAKEUP-Whitney Evans Beauty (DUH)

Irwin Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

We met Roxana & Phillip two years ago when they attended a wedding (Phillip was even the Best Man) we were shooting. Engaged shortly after that, we were SO pumped that they wanted us to shoot THEIR special day! And a special day it was! Living in Texas, we didn’t get to see Roxana & Phillip much but when we did we loved every second of it! Roxana had this essence about her that makes you want to smile and Phillip is truly a perfect match for her. They are so in love and it shows!

Held at The Enchanted Valley Barn, on a day that was *supposed* to pour rain (dang TN weather!), these two became Mr & Mrs! Roxana was THE most relaxed bride ever knowing she’d be marrying her best friend. Her father was overcome with joy (and tons of happy tears) when he first saw her as was Phillip when he finally saw his stunning bride walking down the aisle. Not a dry eye in sight!! The forecast was wrong, as it almost always is, and fortunately for us we were able to document their love right before the storm hit! We danced the night away as the rain poured around us. Can you tell they LOVE dancing?! Check it out! 

TALENTED VENDORS: VENUE-Enchanted Valley Barn // HAIR/MUA-Holly Stinnet & Ella Wallace // DRESS-The Princess Bridal // FLORIST-Kim Jones (Kroger) // BRIDESMAIDS-Show Me Your MuMu //DJ-DJ Stanford Stone // TUXEDO-The Black Tux // SHOES-Badgley Mischka // PAPER GOODS- B Designs Paper // CALLIGRAPHY- Daphne & Velms // VIDEO- Evergeen Film Co

Kiyomi & Matt by Kendall Whiteley

"Keep me safe. I'll keep you wild."

As soon as Kiyomi & Matt booked their wedding day with us, we started counting down the days until their engagement session. Since they both currently live in Atlanta, it would be our first time meeting in person! We decided to meet halfway in Chattanooga and spend the evening watching the sunset. 

After researching the area, Kiyomi chose Subset Rock for their session. We had perfectly breezy weather (sometimes a bit too breezy!) with a perfect golden sunset while we got to know this gorgeous couple. Aside from being incredibly cute together, these two have a super adorable (& very modern) love story. They actually met through an app! Kiyomi was out of the country when Matt made his first move, so she never saw it! Luckily, he was persistent. When she got back and saw the messages, they hit it off! The rest is history. 

Three years later, around Christmas, Matt decided it was time to propose! He knew she was THE one. He got down on one knee, she said yes, and they celebrated with friends and family. It was truly a special day and now we can’t wait for their next special day-wedding day! They will be getting married in South Carolina at Wyche Pavillion and we are PUMPED! 

R&M by Kendall Whiteley

Robert & Madeline were married in October and it was such a beautiful day! 6 months later, they were camping in North Carolina and we met them in the mountains to celebrate half a year of being Mr & Mrs. 

Shooting with these two is such a dream. They are such a beautiful, in love couple. It brought us back to the day they got married. They chose to shoot their 1/2 anniversary in the mountains, to show off their adventurous/exploring side. We loved getting to explore the many waterfalls in NC with them. Dipping our toes in the freezing water, smooching under the tallest waterfall in NC, chasing that golden light and *trying desperately hard* not to fall in at any point. One of us fell in but we will never tell who is who! (Okay, it was Robert :P) 

The soothing sound of the waterfall made this session even more romantic and honestlty, so relazing. We loved that Madeline chose to wear a cute/casual sundress, staying true to her earthy soul. We are so grateful for clients who take us on their adventures + we are so grateful we didn't drop our equipment during this adventure :P (Not pictured is Elsie, their adorable pup, who was wondering around taking in the elements herself)